Kazumichi Grime's latest outings sound as uploads from an ab-original databank, from something like a hard disk made of organic matter. An undefinable sense of ancienity exudes from within these soundworks. By whichever means of digital chemistry these are derived; to whatever strains the pre-digitalised material which are the building bricks of these pieces were exposed: the resultant sounds reappear like aural specimens dug up by a sonic paleontologist bent on uncovering the primal intelligence that lies beneath, or behind any distinctive time and place - thereby, as through some means of digital electrolysis, bringing their origins not further removed from, but rather closer to their source.
February 9, 2012 Subject:
its like a positive vibe man ... I never listen to "feelgood music" because it doesnt make me feel good . But this album made me feel calm and relaxed . A very rare occasion actually ...
November 8, 2011 Subject:
100f is so hypnotic yet so detailed, so very interesting...thank you so much for this wonderful work...
March 28, 2006 Subject:
mu, the twelfth letter of the Greek alphabet, as used in scientific/mathematical jargon refers to the multiplier x 0.000001 (as in one millionth of). This is an appropriate title for a release that uses tiny sounds to build and structure its four digital compositions. Message (track 1) begins with the playful interaction of subtle background repetition with sparkling little pops and crackles and slowly evolves into gentle ambient drone rising above the distant microsounds . On Vertical (track 2) fleeting moments of glitch along with beautiful tones dominate over a gently rising and falling orchestral-like drone. Drift (track 3) is a dense and rolling ambient drone that rises above an array of other little sounds. 100f picks up where Drift left off continuing as a dense drone that slowly devolves into a minimal piece where glitch, microsounds, and warm tones unpredictably appear and reappear. Absolutely beautiful listening. -LAJ-
July 19, 2005 Subject:
Some nice electronics here from Kazumichi Grime. Mostly it sounds a lot like stuff from Federico Monti, which is a good thing. This however, has a somewhat darker atmosphere overall, and it has more build-ups than the average Monti piece. Overall, some good stuff. Really. Check this out if you like minimal ambience / electronics.